If you got a positive pregnancy test CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Prenatal Care Is Very Important for a healthy pregnancy, most health care providers won't see you until around 12 weeks.The reason for this is because the baby needs to develop, before an ultrasound can be performed. An ultrasound will be set up for you on your first prenatal visit, but only if your around 12 weeks, unless their is a medical problem. No need to panic, if you think 12 weeks for your first prenatal visit is to long to wait, rest assured that,It is most health care providers policies. A really good reason to wait 12 weeks before an ultrasound is that, you can be misdiagnosed, meaning they may not see a fetal pole. If they don't, a lot of doctors will say you miscarried and they will want to do a dnc. Please if you go before 12 weeks and if this happens to you,(It happened to me) get a second opinion. Many, many times Women are told they are having a miscarriage, or will miscarry in a matter of days. A lot of times a fetus is not always visible on an ultrasound before 12 weeks. The baby can be hiding, also if you have a tipped uterus it can be very difficult to see the fetus, because it is still so small. Another reason could be that you were carrying twins and one twin passed away, and the healthy twin is behind the deceased fetus. Having an ultrasound before 12 weeks can bring unnecessary worry.Here are some things that You Can Do, Before Your First Prenatal Doctor's Visit.
Eat A Balanced Diet
Avoid People Who Are Sick
Do Not Smoke
Do Not Use Alcohol Or Drugs
Decrease Your Caffeine Intake To 2 Cups Of Coffee, or soda
Do Not Clean A Cat Litter Box To Avoid The Risk Of Toxoplasmosis
Try to get 30 minutes of exercise in daily. Walking And Swimming are excellent
Choices. If You Didn't Exercise Before Start Out Slow.
Don't Overdue It, Or get Overheated.
Make Sure You Drink Plenty Of Water To Keep Hydrated.
Take A Vitamin Supplement That Contains Folic Acid, Or Prenatal Vitamins.
You Can Purchase Prenatal Vitamins At Target, Or Your Local Drug Store.